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Principal Technology Recruiter - Software Engineering

  • Internal Vacancies

  • London

  • £40,000 - £50,000

  • Permanent

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Recruiting this role:

Natalie  Robinson

Natalie Robinson

London-based role.

Burns Sheehan are an innovative and relationship-led recruitment partner to some of the UK’s leading tech-companies. We are helping these businesses grow to their full potential and have embedded ourselves at the center of our tech communities in order to do this.  With offices in London and Manchester, we have spent the last 19 years building strong, lasting relationships with some of the biggest and most exciting businesses you will be familiar with: ZOE, Beauty Pie, and Gousto, just to name a few. We’ve helped start-ups to launch, scale-ups to build teams, and household names to transform their technology. 

We take immense pride in our journey and the exceptional teams that have been integral to our success. Central to our culture is the cultivation of a mature, diverse, and transparent environment. We are committed to providing our teams with cutting-edge, data-led technology solutions, empowering them in their daily tasks and fostering collaboration at every opportunity.

Since our inception way back in 2004, we have consistently expanded and grown across various areas of our business. This continuous evolution is a testament to our growth mindset, which now drives our decision to grow our highly successful Software Engineering team through additional hires. The year 2023 marked significant changes and expansion for Burns Sheehan, and we anticipate that 2024 will stand as our most successful year to date.

"As a Principal Recruiter you’ve built deep-rooted relationships within your technical specialism with advocates who are introducing you to new clients. You don’t just work hard; you work smart and you’re consistently doing it to achieve high performance. You’re an integral part of the team and taking the lead on internal and external initiatives. You’ll be ready to manage a team if people management is your goal or remain a valuable individual contributor and core account manager. You’re a vital source of knowledge and someone that anyone can come to for advice and support."

Chris Spranklen Managing Director  


What you’ll be doing: 

  • Working the entire 360 recruitment cycle: a blend of business development, candidate re-engagement, recruitment & account management. 
  • Leveraging our existing connections along with your own network to map out target clients in our core sectors such as AI, FinTech and purpose-driven companies, uncovering and converting new leads and opportunities. 
  • Collaborate with our marketing team to produce & share market-leading events, insights & resources from within your tech specialism to build relationships & your personal brand. 


A typical day in the life of a Principal Software Engineering Recruiter: 

We believe in a relationship-led approach when it comes to recruitment. Each day is about building genuine relationships and sharing insights into the market that help you and your network stay ahead. We want you to become a trusted advisor to your network and unlock doors to fresh opportunities and leads. 

Engaging with your network uncovering leads and generating market intel that you will share with your team. We are firm believers in the value of meeting face to face with candidates and clients alike & grabbing a cup of coffee with someone in your network. So you can forget about being glued to your desk daily; go out there and meet people - it's how we believe the best relationships are made.  


What can we offer you? 

A detailed and bespoke career path that reflects your personal goals.

A personalised & interactive training programme tailored to your career goals, with an opportunity to pivot into management or become a market leading individual contributor.   

Coaching & mentoring around how to organise & host events specific to your technology communities.

Opportunities to manage core accounts and head exciting talent projects, driving your career progression and maximising your earning potential. 

The latest recruitment tools and technology at your fingertips, to make your job not just easier but also enjoyable. 


A quick peek at us, by the numbers: 

  • 19 years old as a business 
  • 2 offices in central London & Manchester 
  • A NPS (net promotor) score we’re proud of 78.7 
  • A solid 1.4:1 CV to interview ratio 
  • Over 24 stand-out events organised by the team in the last year alone 
  • 7 seasons of our BD podcast, The Start-Up Diaries 


Some of the perks of joining us: 

🩺 Private healthcare that includes loads of discounts on gym memberships, medical cover and mental health support amongst other extras.

✈️ Annual trips abroad for those who overachieve their targets (skiing trips and city breaks). 

🧘 Personal Wellness Days - 3 extra days off that can be taken spontaneously whenever you like. 

🏝 A generous holiday allowance that increases with every year of tenure. 

🎨 Quarterly socials - Restaurant experiences and other fun activities.

🎯 Finish early on Fridays.

⚽️ A vibrant culture committee driving cool initiatives & social events - whether you want to join Book Club or our 5-a-side football team or not, it’s completely up to you. 

💸 Outstanding commission structure for placements you make. 

We are located in the heart of London city center with hybrid working options available. 


So, what do we want from you?  

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Software Engineering focused recruitment - Front End, Back End or Full Stack Tech space. 
  • A team player who is always willing to support and collaborate with your team and wider business.
  • Proven ability to win and cultivate new business relationships 
  • A curious spirit and big ambitions for a fulfilling career in tech recruitment. 


We're building an inclusive place to work where everyone feels they belong. Burns Sheehan doesn't discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic including race, religion or belief, gender or gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. 

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